Some more convincing evidence that the effects of global warming are real and now. Nasa’s satellites have recorded the coldest temperature ever recorded on earth this week –– a freezing -94.7C.
Measured by satellite, this temperature won’t be going into the Guinness Book of World Records. But it should make us stop and think just a little bit more about what we are doing to this one and only planet of ours.
Or maybe it’s just an anomaly?
Waleed Abdalati, an ice scientist at the University of Colorado and Nasa’s former chief scientist, told the Guardian newspaper in the UK that this is an unusual random reading like this coming from a place that hasn’t been measured much before. It could have been colder or hotter in the past and we just wouldn’t know.
“It does speak to the range of conditions on this Earth, some of which we haven’t been able to observe,” Abdalati said.